Colon polyps hereditary

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Avatar n tn You need to ask your doctor if this is FAP. It's an hereditary colon disease that causes up to thousands of polyps to develop in the colon. You don't state your age but polyps usually start to develop as young as 10. Have you ever lost a family member at a young age to colon cancer?
533880 tn?1237612452 I have had many problems with my health since then. I underwent a lower gi and found polyps in my colon by they were not cancerous and it also said I have pre crohns, and at the time I had h pylori which was never treated until a few weeks ago. I have a question with all these issues does these things increase my risk of colon or stomach cancer. My grandmother died a month ago due to colon and lover cancer. And my dad has also had a few polyps removed from his colon.
Avatar f tn Familial Adenomatous Polyposis is an hereditary colon disease. It usually presents with polyps in the colon starting at the age of 10, and depending on the type of FAP the polyps do turn cancerous either in the 30's or late 40's. It's extremely rare to develop colon cancer at your age even when this disease is in the family. The three of you need to meet with a Gastroenterologist to determine if this is what is in your family.
Avatar m tn I was really hoping to wake up to good news and a clean bill of health. Instead, he found 20 small polyps. My heart sank. 16 of these were in the ascending colon. I was still groggy, and I need to have a follow up visit after the biopsies come back, but he said it’s possible I may have to have that part of the colon removed somewhere down the line. Has anyone else had a problem with polyps like this? I am at the very beginning of researching this.
Avatar f tn My husband is 40 and had a colonoscopy 2 years ago because of the hereditary nature of colon cancer. They found 3 pre-cancerous polyps that they removed. He will be checked every 3 years because this type of cancer is typically slow growing. As far as your concern...It IS NOT too early to have one. First, it will set your mind at peace. 2nd... if there are polyps and they are caught at an early stage... Colon Cancer can be 100% prevented! Please go get an exam.... and best wishes to you.
Avatar m tn Colon cancer is very rare at your age, and there would be bleeding. Polyps are also rare at your age unless there is an hereditary colon disease in your family. If you haven't had any family member diagnosed at an early age with colon cancer.....I wouldn't worry that it's cancer. I know we tend to think the worst, but there are other things that can cause this.
Avatar m tn Colon cancer is EXTREMELY rare in young people. It is normally due to an hereditary colon disease which is in our family. Even with the hereditary disease early detection can save your life! Take your health very seriously, if you don't and something is wrong, you will be forced to deal with it eventually, and probably not with good results.
1506428 tn?1290113504 They found three small polyps in my cecum (1-2mm) and one mid-sized polyp in my mid ascending colon (6-8mm). Also, there were large discontinuous areas of inflammation in my ascending and descending colon with large amounts of adherent mucus. They removed all of the polyps and took tissue samples for histology and virology (they are testing for C.
Avatar m tn Google FAP, this is an hereditary colon cancer which may be in your family. This is in our family and I lost a husband to it at 31, a brother-in-law at 38, son at 32, and grandson ar 18. Polys at your age are very rare, and normally the want to see you back every 2 years for another scope. Polyps can become cancerous.
Avatar n tn He feels that because of the 6 surgeries that my husband has already had for colon cancer, colon perforation and colon obstructions that his intestine is not functioning properly and it could be caused from nerve damage due to the numerous surgeries. The dr. is now trying him on a regement of Florastor and Aligin to replace the good antibotics in his intestine. I ask the dr. also about Familial Polyposis and he said he did not think that was what my husband had.
Avatar f tn It is hereditary although a spontaneous mutation can happen. Have you lost any family members to colon cancer in their 40's?
Avatar m tn Their is a condition known as FAP (Familial Adenomatosis Polyposis) there are two forms one is where you develop thousands of polyps within the colon, the other is the attenuated form where you slowly develop one to several through the years, which will turn cancerous. This is an hereditary disease, although it can happen sporadically. If inherited one of your parents would be affected.
Avatar f tn I have the same question regarding a colonoscopy being done? They need to check for polyps in his colon as well. Were his polyps removed? He's very young to have polyps and this needs to be addressed as well as there is a colon disease that is hereditary which presents with polyps at a young age. Keep Vaseline (petroleum jelly) on his anus at all times to keep it from being sore and irritated. Did the GI say what was causing the redness in the stomach?
Avatar m tn When colon cancer presents in someone under fifty there is real concern that it is due to an hereditary colon disease in the family such as FAP. If someone develops cancer as young as 34 this needs to be ruled out immediately because the children have a 50% chance of inheriting the mutated APC gene. A Gastroenterologist will ask someone if they have had family members diagnosed or die from colon cancer in their 30's or 40's, as this will make them suspect FAP.
Avatar n tn d for sure have a relative with adenomas in his/her young age), and goes with dozens of colonic polyps. Yet another type is Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colon Cancer (HNPCC), increases the risk of colon cancer, often beginning in the 20s and 30s, but does not cause a large number of polyps. http://www.uptodate.com/patients/content/topic.do?
Avatar n tn There are hereditary colon diseases which can appear at this age with bleeding polyps in the bowel. But I would think your parents would be aware of this. Plus, you need to check and see if there is a history of colon cancer in your family, and if there is, this needs to be addressed right away.
Avatar n tn I was told that I need to do a colonoscopy every year for the rest of my life to ensure that no other polyps or colon cancer develops. Is there any dietary recommendations that could decrease my chance of getting another polyp in my colon or anything else that I should think of. I eat very health food, exercise between 3-5 times a week and drink very little alcohol. I believe that this occurs mostly for people over 50 years old, what could be the reasons why I got a polyp in my colon?
Avatar f tn Colon cancer can be extremely hereditary! My mother-in-law has 4th stage colon cancer and it was recommended to my husband and his sister to have a colonoscopy at 40 years old. He did and they found 1 small (3mm) sized tumor that was found to be pre-cancerous. His sister's result was clear. So, that's 50% chance right there. I agree with quinroxanne, be very vigilant! Good luck.
Avatar m tn These are both very accurate. Fecal Occult Blood Tests are done to determine if you have a bleed that may be higher up that you wouldn't see in your stool. The very best way to view the colon is with a colonoscopy, this allows them to go in and look directly at your colon. If you are concerned then I would have this done for your peace of mind. Has anyone developed colon cancer at a fairly young age in your family like 30-40's?
987242 tn?1335490770 When I was 20 I had a colon cancer scare. I had bloody stool with occult blood in stool samples. Severe abdominal pain and lost thirty pounds in two months. During the colonoscopy they found a fold\ lesion and the doctor took a biopsy. It came back negative and the doctor ordered all kinds of test. Upper GI, CT Scan, and ultra sounds are the ones I recall. Anyway nothing ever explained what he found during the colonoscopy.
Avatar m tn Puberty causes the colon to develop thousands of polyps that will turn to cancer if the colon is not removed. Colon cancer gets a lot of research, FAP not as much. I think making people aware of FAP is very worthwhile. I've lost 5 family members to it that include a son at 31 and a grandson at 18. Good luck in your chosen profession!
1097812 tn?1258292704 I have a family history of cancer, on both sides I have gone for my scope 3 yrs, straight the first yr. I had 30 pre-cancerous polyps, next yr. I had 12, next yr I had 8, 2 of them turned out to be High grade dysplasha.So for the last 4 months I have gone back every month, first month I had 5 more, next month,6 more, next month 4 more plus a lot of inflamation, The Dr. called me and said he thinks I will end up having part of my colon removed.
Avatar n tn I am not a person who looks like I would have colon cancer I guess. It is not hereditary and I had a very healthy and active lifestyle l. Started eating organic at age 15. But when the doctors finally found my cancer it had spread and I am now a stage four colon cancer wife and mother of two. It is no longer rare for young people to get this type of cancer. Catch it early and you may not have chemo at all, just a small surgery!
Avatar n tn Hi, you did not mention the diameter of your polyps. Small polyps can be missed in the first colonoscopy. Also, it depends on whether you've been eating healthy (red meat and low vitamin D speed the growth). Finally, you might ask your doctor to do a genetic testing if they keep growing in large numbers. You also didn't mention where the polyps were found.
Avatar f tn Have 3 large polyps on right side of colon got to have surgery is there any concerns?
Avatar f tn I agree with the last post. Polyps never just go away, and they can cause bleeding. What are they doing about the nodules? These need to be addressed as well. Has anyone in your family been diagnosed with colon cancer at an early age? Your son is very young to have a polyps and nodules. I would find a different pediatric GI doctor and get a second opinion. There is an hereditary colon disease that presnts with polyps at a very young age.
Avatar m tn A person should start having colonoscopies at a younger age if they have a family history of early onset colon cancer (younger than 50). The vast majority of polyps are benign and pose no risk of cancer. If your brother was suspected of having malignant polyps and they were surgically removed. Then you MAY be able to get a colonoscopy if lab tests confirmed that they were cancerous.
577395 tn?1277401364 He had his 1st colonoscopy yesterday. The doctor removed multiple polyps and didn't remove, biopsied 2 polyps. Biopsy results will be ready Aug. 14. Looking at the report makes me realy scared, that he might have colon cancer. Can you please look at it and give me some insight. Really appreciate your help! Any additional information will help. What scares me the most in the reort is Hepatic Flexure.